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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting Response (Ankara 180)

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DE RUEHC #5910 0531708
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 221705Z FEB 10
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY ANKARA PRIORITY 1872

UNCLAS STATE 015910

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR PGOV PREL TU
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING RESPONSE (ANKARA 180)

REF: ANKARA 180

1. (U) This cable responds to the action request in
reftel requesting human rights vetting for the candidates
nominated to attend the Planning, Programming, Budgeting,
Resource Management course in Ft. Jackson, SC from 22
February to 02
April 2010.

2. (SBU) The Department of State has vetted the
individuals listed in reftel and possesses no credible
derogatory information as of 02/19/2010. Post is
authorized to include the following individuals in
USG-funded training:

Name: Ahmet Oglakci
Title: Project Officer
Unit: Turkish General Staff
Organization: Turkish Army
DPOB: 08 October 1974, Kahramanmaras

3. (U) Post is permitted to provide the following
statement to authorized parties: Embassy verifies that the
Department of State possesses no credible information of
gross violations of human rights by the individuals
identified above, as of 02/19/2010. Post may cite this
cable in response.

4. (SBU) Note that if Post subsequently becomes aware of
possible human rights violations by the individuals
listed above, Post should inform the Department and not
proceed with training. Post should refer to the Leahy
Vetting guidance manual for additional assistance.
CLINTON

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